By now I’m sure you’ve heard about WriteOnCon, the awesome FREE writers conference that is the brainchild of Casey McCormick, Elana Johnson, Shannon Messenger, Jamie Harrington, Lisa & Laura Roecker, and Jennifer Stayrook. If you haven’t already registered, head on over there. It’s FREE. What have you got to lose?
I’ve interviewed a few of the authors, editors and agents who will be presenting during the conference, so I thought I’d post some links here so you can
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Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, from Nancy Coffey Literary Agency, is one of the coolest agents you could ever hope to know. Famously generous with her time and advice for writers, it’s no surprise that she was willing to be part of this conference. Join the Epic Query Contest she’s hosting after you read her interview here.
I interviewed former California girl Kendra Levin on the blog on Friday. An associate editor at Viking Children’s Books, Kendra will be addressing revisions tomorrow on the conference schedule. Read her interview here.
Author and master critiquer Cynthea Liu always has great advice for writers. Like Kendra, she’ll be tackling the revision process on Wednesday’s conference schedule. In this interview from last year, she talks about writing, marketing and the aftermath of the epic fundraiser that launched PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE.
The Story Queen herself, author Shelley Moore Thomas, signed with Joanna Stampfel-Volpe earlier this year. Last week she announced the sale of her first novel. Woo-hoo! Read her announcement here and my interview with her here.
If that’s not enough to keep you busy, head on over to WriteOnCon to look at the schedule, explore the forums, or check out the faculty of agents and editors, writers and illustrators. I’ll be “attending” the conference so don’t look for another post from me until Friday. Until then, have a great week!